Preservation of Vision through Evaluation and Testing
Even if you aren't experiencing symptoms related to glaucoma, you may still suffer from an early onset of the disease. African-Americans over the age of 40 and all men and women over the age of 60 are at increased risk for glaucoma. Because the underlying causes of the disease can be present even if there are no symptoms, it's very important for at-risk individuals to undergo routine eye examinations. Through a comprehensive evaluation of your eyes, our team of eye surgeons can perform glaucoma diagnosis. If positive, treatment at one of our Long Island offices - Smithtown, Riverhead, Deer Park, and Holbrook - can be undertaken to preserve and protect your vision. Though glaucoma cannot be cured, it can be halted or delayed through the use of medication, non-surgical glaucoma treatment, orglaucoma surgery. Please don't hesitate to contact North Shore Eye Care today to arrange a consultation - we would be happy to help.
Glaucoma, of which there are many types, has no symptoms at first. Though a lack of symptoms may sound positive, in fact, it can prove quite detrimental in the long run, as early treatment of glaucoma is the best way to ensure preservation of vision. Treatment of glaucoma can prevent vision degradation, but any vision loss that has already occurred is permanent, so treating the disease before it has a chance to impact clarity of vision is important. If symptoms do occur, you likely will experience the following as your vision begins to deteriorate:
The symptoms of glaucoma can severely inhibit vision. If you suffer any of these symptoms, we urge you to seek treatment today. If you are an at-risk individual and have yet to experience symptoms, we still encourage you to undergo glaucoma diagnosis at one of our Long Island locations, such as Smithtown or Riverhead.
To diagnose glaucoma, we will perform a range of tests that are designed to measure the quality of your vision and detect any potential damage to the optic nerve. These tests include:
If we determine that you have glaucoma, we will determine which treatment method would be most effective at meeting your needs. After recommending a course of action, we can advise you on cost and financing options.
Please contact North Shore Eye Care today to arrange a consultation with our experts. Our offices are located in Deer Park, Holbrook, Smithtown, and Riverhead, Long Island. Through glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, we can protect and preserve your vision for years to come. Sight is an invaluable sense that plays an integral role in your quality of life - take action today to ensure the health of your eyes.